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Old school pizza joint pops up on Lower East Side

Posted on February 11, 2014 | by Kari Sonde

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Williamsburg Pizza may be the answer to the eternal quest to find the perfect slice of pizza in New York City. The Lower East Side now hosts a branch of the popular pizza joint, its first location in Manhattan.

Pizzaiolo Nino Coniglio describes his pizza as “old school NY style” mixed with what he learned in Italy with influences from his grandmother. Using quality ingredients such as imported flour, house-made mozzarella and San Marzano tomatoes, the Williamsburg Pizza cooks make an impressive fusion slice with a casual, classic feel.

A simple pizza joint, the interior features candy stripe awning, a seating bar, a few tables and loud, varied music. The guys behind the counter are friendly and funny, making the place laid-back and welcoming.

And, of course, there is the pizza. Choose from a Brooklyn round, cut into triangular slices or a grandma square. The classic New York City-style slice has a perfectly chewy, crisp crust and fresh toppings — New York pizza done right. The grandma square slices have an equally delicious crust piled high with fresh toppings.

Menu items also include salads, heroes and desserts, along with a multitude of intriguing beverages, such as Baladin soft drinks from Italy, San Pellegrino sodas and plenty of Manhattan specials. The low slice prices make this place perfect for students on a budget.

“[It’s] a classic but unique take on pizza and I will definitely be going back,” Gallatin freshman Morgan Noll said.

The new location, located at 277 Broome St., near Chinatown, is open 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, midnight to noon. Friday and Saturday and midnight to 11:00 p.m. on Sundays. Williamsburg Pizza also delivers during these hours.

A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, Feb. 11 print edition. Kari Sonde is a contributing writer. Email her at dining@nyunews.com. 


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